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    Default Any word to substitute the word honey?

    "Honey" sounds to casual. Any word to substitute it?

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    Here comes the battle cry:
    Damned tyranny,
    Or Dem. honey!
    Let our ten legions decide
    With our righteous sword!
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    Dem.: democratic

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    Default Re: Any word to substitute the word honey?

    Quote Originally Posted by NewHopeR View Post
    Here comes the battle cry:
    Damned tyranny,
    Or Dem. honey!
    Let our ten legions decide
    With our righteous sword!
    Where did you find that? The third line makes no sense at all to me.

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    Default Re: Any word to substitute the word honey?

    It makes no sense to me either. If I had to guess, I would say that two different types of government are being compared: one is deemed to be bad (damned tyranny), the other one, democracy, is deemed to be good (honey = sweet = good).

    This is a just a wild guess.
    Last edited by Chicken Sandwich; 25-Jul-2012 at 17:00. Reason: ---

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    Default Re: Any word to substitute the word honey?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Where did you find that? The third line makes no sense at all to me.
    The third line "Let our ten legions decide With our righteous sword(s)!" (To decide whether we want sweet democracy or cruel tyranny).
    It's crystal clear to me. I cannot see why it makes no sense" ("ten legions" obviously refers to "great army")

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    Default Re: Any word to substitute the word honey?

    Quote Originally Posted by NewHopeR View Post
    The third line "Let our ten legions decide With our righteous sword(s)!" (To decide whether we want sweet democracy or cruel tyranny).
    It's crystal clear to me. I cannot see why it makes no sense" ("ten legions" obviously refers to "great army")
    That's the fourth line.

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    Default Re: Any word to substitute the word honey?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    That's the fourth line.
    So you've referred to "Or Dem. honey" which you deemed having no sense. But the note in the context has pointed out that "Dem." refers to "democractic." Do you think "democratic honey" (democratic sweetness) makes no sense?
    It looks unequivocal to me since Dem. can mean "Democratic."

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    Default Re: Any word to substitute the word honey?

    Quote Originally Posted by NewHopeR View Post
    So you've referred to "Or Dem. honey" which you deemed having no sense. But the note in the context has pointed out that "Dem." refers to "democractic." Do you think "democratic honey" (democratic sweetness) makes no sense?
    It looks unequivocal to me since Dem. can mean "Democratic."
    Frankly, NewHoper, the whole thing makes little sense to me. I see no reason to shorten 'democratic' to 'Dem' if you need a note to explain it, and the capital D' made me think you were referring to the American polical party. 'Democratic honey' does not immediately make me think of 'sweet democracy'.

    It may be crystal clear to you that 'our ten legions' refers to 'a great army' but it wasn't to me. Anyway, I don't see how our great army is going to decide between tyranny and democracy with its righteous sword.

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    Default Re: Any word to substitute the word honey?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Frankly, NewHoper, the whole thing makes little sense to me. I see no reason to shorten 'democratic' to 'Dem' if you need a note to explain it, and the capital D' made me think you were referring to the American polical party. 'Democratic honey' does not immediately make me think of 'sweet democracy'.

    It may be crystal clear to you that 'our ten legions' refers to 'a great army' but it wasn't to me. Anyway, I don't see how our great army is going to decide between tyranny and democracy with its righteous sword.
    The background is China, and China alone, not US or UK or any other country at all.

    Now please read it in the background; does it make sense?:

    Here comes the battle cry:
    Damned tyranny,
    Or democratic honey!
    Let our ten legions decide
    With our righteous sword!

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    Default Re: Any word to substitute the word honey?

    I first understood "democratic honey" as sarcastic. (And that only after about a minute. I spent that minute trying to develop any understanding of it.)

    "The sweetness of democracy" maybe?
    Last edited by birdeen's call; 26-Jul-2012 at 02:09.

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    Default Re: Any word to substitute the word honey?

    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    I first understoond "democratic honey" as sarcastic. (And that only after about a minute. I spent that minute trying to develop any understanding of it.)

    "The sweetness of democracy" maybe?
    "Sweet democracy" will be fine and unambiguous.
    But the rhythm is lost there.

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